On June 15, the Colorado Supreme Court ruled in Coats v. Dish Network, LLC, No. 13SC394, 2015 CO 44 (2015), that employers with a drug-free workplace policy have the right to take adverse action against employees who test positive for marijuana, even if the employees fully comply with the state’s medical marijuana laws, do not use marijuana at the workplace, and are not impaired on the job. This landmark decision affirms the right of employers to require that their employees comply with all federal drug laws, regardless of their states’ marijuana laws.
Question: What do mindfulness and meditation, hackers, crowdfunding, a law school offering masters degrees for non-lawyers, and techno-speak all have in common?
Answer #1: They’re all the future of law.
Answer #2: And that future is already here.
On Tuesday, June 23, 2015, Governor Hickenlooper announced his appointment of current Colorado Court of Appeals Judge Richard L. Gabriel to the Colorado Supreme Court. Judge Gabriel’s appointment is effective September 1, 2015, following the August 31 retirement of Justice Gregory Hobbs.
On Monday, June 29, 2015, the Colorado Supreme Court issued eight published opinions.
On Friday, June 5, 2015, Governor Hickenlooper signed 60 bills into law and allowed three bills to become law without a signature. To date, Governor Hickenlooper has signed 362 bills into law, vetoed three bills, and allowed three to become law without a signature.